20 Images of the Jazz Greats
Jazz combines American and European classical music with African and slave folk songs. It has indelibly shaped the music industry and spawned the careers of various artists. Compiled below are some of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.
1. Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like “Star Dust,” “La Via En Rose” and “What a Wonderful World.”